Michigan Family Physician of the Year

The Michigan Family Physician of the Year award is presented to a physician who exemplifies the tradition and contributions of the Family Physician to the continuing health of Michigan residents.

At the right is the 2016 Michigan Family Physician of the Year, Scott Yaekle, MD (Westland), pictured with MAFP Board Chair Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP.

MAFP members and the public may submit nominations for the 2017 award to MAFP by March 1.

The annual award is presented at a special Michigan Family Medicine celebration, which is held during the Michigan Family Medicine Conference & Expo.

Eligibility

A nominee must be an active MAFP member in good standing. All previously nominated physicians who were not selected are eligible for reconsideration; however, this does require re-nomination.

To Submit a Nomination

  • Complete a nomination form by March 1 for each nominee.
  • Letters* are encouraged from patients, colleagues/hospital administrators and/or community organizations in support of the nomination.

*To submit letters in support of the nomination to MAFP, email them to dlawrence@mafp.com; fax to 517.347.1289; or mail to: MAFP, Attn: Academy Awards, 2164 Commons Parkway, Okemos, MI 48864.

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Past Award Winners

2016
Scott Yaekle, MD
(Westland)
2015
Wasim Rathur, MD
(Bloomfield Hills)
2014
Mary Rupp, MD
(Brighton)
2013
Zahid Sheikh, MD
(Bloomfield Hills)
2012
Stefani A. Hudson, MD
(Ypsilanti)
2011
Donald Fitch, MD
(Escanaba)
2009
Mitch Karey, MD
(East Jordan)
2008
James E. Hubbard, MD
(Bessemer)
2007
Douglas L. Colberg, MD, FAAFP
(Sturgis)
2006
Louis L. Constan, MD, FAAFP 
(Saginaw)
2005
Steve Pollens, MD
(Kalamazoo)
2003
Michael L. Szymanski, MD
(Dexter)
2002
Michael S. Grossman, MD
(Negaunee)
2001
Peter S. Thoms, MD, FAAFP 
(Flint)
2000
Jerry S. Walden, MD, FAAFP 
(Ann Arbor)
1999
B.J. Woodley, MD
(Trenton)
1998
Loretta M. Leja, MD
(Cheboygan)
1997
Samuel R. Dismond, Jr., MD, FAAFP 
(Flint)
1996
William L. Smith, MD
(Traverse City)
1995
Lloyd E. Appell, MD
(Vicksburg)
1994
John Picone, DO
(Okemos)
1993
Ralph A. Cram, MD, FAAFP 
(Albion)
1992
Louis E. Sanford
(Belding)
1991
Robert E. Paxton, MD, FAAFP 
(Fremont)
1990
L. Edmond (Ted) Eary, Jr., MD, FAAFP 
(Sparta)